William M. Briggs

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Open Thread

There was a bit of a mix up in communication about post order on my e-holiday (my fault), and the result is, because of articles pending at Stream and the order of others in the queue, there is no post today.

But if we want something to discuss, this:

(I’m signing back off until the debate.)

29 Comments

  1. Whoa, I thought this was a family-friendly blog.

  2. Scientology could pick up a few pointers

    Nixon’s dirty tricks were amateurs

  3. This is as good as time as any to remind people that being of a conservative bent is not linked to having psychotic traits:
    http://retractionwatch.com/2016/06/07/conservative-political-beliefs-not-linked-to-psychotic-traits/

    Altho the other guy might have a problem.

  4. FORWARD
    Let’s take a look at the facts that the media completely ignores or covers up. Instead, they have been giving Clinton the lead, despite the fact that she can’t get anyone to even show up for her rallies.
    FACT #1: Trump has nearly three times the amount of followers on Facebook.
    Trump: 12,174,358 likes; Clinton: 4,385,959 likes.
    Look what Trump’s live stream videos do when compared to Hillary’s; Trump Live Stream Post — 21 hours ago: 135,000 likes, 18,167 shares, 1.5 million views; Clinton Live Stream Post — 25 hours ago: 9,000 likes, 0 shares, 121,000 views
    Fact #2: Trump has 18.6 million twitter followers; Hillary Clinton has only 6.1 million. The best part is that most of Hillary’s are actually fake. According to the Washington Examiner, 41 percent of Hillary’s “followers” are not even real people. In contrast, The Daily Caller says that Trump’s followers are 90% real with 90% of them having a previous voting record.
    Fact #3: Trump averages 160k viewers per live stream. Clinton averages 400 viewers per live stream. Wow. That is bad. Trump also gets 5,000 percent more eyeballs focused on the screen than Clinton. Yep. She really is that boring to the folks.
    Fact #4: Instagram: Trump has 6.2 million followers. Clinton has 800,000 followers. Instagram is a platform with mostly all pictures and not much substance – exactly what Hillary supporters love. And still she does very poorly in this medium.
    Fact #5: On Reddit. Trump: 297,696 subscribers; Clinton: 21,429 subscribers
    But on “Hillary for Prison”: she gets 255,228 subscribers.
    Trump has more subscribers than Clinton on every major social media outlet but what is even funnier is that there are nearly 3 times as many people subscribed to “Hillary for Prison” than there are subscribed to the Clinton page. The best part is that the DNC’s leaked emails from WikiLeaks have proven that Clinton pays people to support her online. Trump supporters on the other hand willingly actually like and follow him on social media. Trump actually has the support of the people. He is going to win this election come November no matter what the mainstream media would like you to believe.

  5. Mac, all I can say is that I’m glad I don’t do social networking.

  6. Makes me wonder how many of the “assault victims” of Trump were also “trained”. As Foval acknowledged, none of this would work without the collusion of the MSM. And where the heck is Hillary? Whoever heard of a presidential candidate going into hiding 3 weeks before the election?

  7. I thought the Democrats were appalled by the vile language and attitudes of Mr Trump?
    Maybe Mrs Clinton is still lying down to recover from the lewd comments Mr Trump made.
    Send smelling salts.
    I’m disgusted with the language this U.S campaign is making common on the internet.
    I was considering starting a movement called “Bar of Soap’ which would contact those who offend against decency in public and tell them to “Wash their mouths out” 🙂

  8. “When you’re a star, they let you do it, …”

    That may be the most ignored bit of news in the media — more than Team-Clinton’s Wiki-leaked emails & speech transcripts.

    Celebrities, be they a TV billionaire or high school football team star, etc. get a way-above-average number of women/girls flirting and more.

    If we are to evaluate a person’s character based on comments they thought were private, we need to consider them in their totality.

    When someone says their behavior was part of what “they let” one do, perhaps that someone went a bit too far with some individuals, but that someone is expressly stating their actions were predicated on a perceived invitation (that short quote indicates the comment was also made relative to benchmarks where those same actions were not only tolerated but encouraged even further by other individuals in comparable situations). That’s a big difference from the predatory “assault” the press is trying to portray.

    “…they let you do it…” — full context, not selectively parsed & distorted context, matters.

  9. Project Veritas at it again. I don’t think it’ll move the needle much though because the undecided voter gets most of their information from the mainstream media, when they get any at all, and the MSM will suppress this story.

  10. Well, I certainly wouldn’t want to insinuate that you guys are a bunch of silly idiots, but just so you know, Republicans are already over-represented nationally. The nature of the Senate gives them a structural advantage (small-population farm states that depend on cheap immigrant labor prefer Republicans), and the way they have gerrymandered over the past couple cycles, no amount silly idiocy is going to dislodge them in the near future. The country, however, has taken a significant swing left. So, expect conflict there.

    JMJ

  11. My lefty friends are already trashing O’Keefe on Facebook. Ad hominem replaces rebuttal, because you cannot rebut O’Keefe on some of this, as two of the operatives he exposed have already been fired or resigned.

  12. Let’s change the subject.

  13. It suddenly came to my attention when looking at indications of psychopathic personality, that telling people to stop whining is one of them when they have harmed someone.. I have had personal experience of such an almost psychopath and that it why I now recognise them in the news.
    They are not limited to anyone nation , of course
    A useful list for all.
    http://www.oregoncounseling.org/Handouts/PsychopathicPersonality.htm

    Useful .

  14. Cricket, excellent idea, let’s have a laugh: It’s catching.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHuLy0DT_84

    I now understand what is meant by the sensory appetites. YOS will be so proud of me!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keCPQf23kw4#t=4.791782

  15. They’ve done it again!
    Comment vanished! Error 503 or something!

  16. If I knock up something quick and post it quick it gets through.

    If I am careful to try and get it right someone has time to home in and delete my comment.

  17. I’ve had it before on other (more secular) forums and the like.

    Some of them even altered my words as I wrote them.

  18. Some of them even altered my words as I wrote them.

    LOL. Maybe if you have DID (listed in DSM 5: brought to you by the people who make things up to charge for not fixing them).

    Unless you’ve a keystroke virus that is.

    Error 503 is what people used to get before voice mail: a busy signal.

    But then, NSA is dumping the net through their laundry room. Maybe your words got eaten by the drier.

  19. Oldavid,

    There you go!
    I would be weary of thinking it’s just a virus or malware.
    That’s how it started on mine.
    First I got ‘varnished!” with a ‘guru meditation’ screen. Which is some old cheese programming term from out of the arc.

    Then it all went west, over days or weeks and in my case, you ignore it until it’s too late.

    Never think your computer or site is secure.

    Food for thought: I have a hundred of them!
    https://blog.sucuri.net/2015/09/malicious-google-search-console-verifications.html

    http://nc110.sourceforge.net/

  20. My computer is not secure. Just this morning it was bragging. A sure sign of insecurity. Keeps looking for verification — constantly asking if every little thing is OK. On top of that it’s been reading my emails.

  21. Dav,
    How can you tell it’s been reading your emails?

  22. That was a joke.

    I wonder if the sorcerer’s mop has stopped working yet.

  23. Well I discovered it has kept copies of every email. Not just insecure; paranoid too.

  24. Peeping Tom’s shouldn’t be proud of what they do.
    It’s no different from rummaging through a girl’s underwear drawer.

  25. Actually, of course, it’s far far worse and no decent man would be involved in such a thing.

  26. Oh I dunno. My girlfriends never seemed to mind me rummaging around in their drawers. Sometimes a little indecency can be spicy.

  27. If you say so Dav.

    “Mambo number five.”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK_LN3XEcnw

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